Sunday, June 8, 2014

An 11th century conversion standard


A daunting standard:

"We do not equate with ourselves everyone who enters our Torah by verbal commitment alone, but only those who enter with deeds involving strain, with purity and learning and circumcision and many deeds prescribed by the Torah and performance of our customs…  Perhaps his seed will succeed, will succeed in receiving the Divine. One who cleaves to this path will have, him and his seed, a great portion of closeness to Gd."

(Rabbi Yehudah haLevi, Kuzari 1:115)

Have a great day,

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